BREN MK 1 Kit

03/26/04

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I still have my Bren Mk 1 parts kit and I am still planning to do a semiauto build. My problem is time and money so I have been trying to master other skills before I start work on the Bren project. I gave up on trying to track an active project like these on a webpage as I have a new forums on the website that is much easier for me to work with. Please Visit the Forums here! I will be posting relevant info, conversion methods, and drawings as soon as I get a chance!

BREN MK 1 Kit

Bren Mk1 mounted on Bren Tripod

Bren Mk 1 mounted on a Bren Tripod

Following are pics of my Bren MK I Parts Kit that I just purchased.  After using up quite a few old t-shirts to wipe off the grease I think she looks good enough for a few photos.  I am planning to build this Bren LMG into a semiautomatic Bren at some point in the future.  I will work on adding additional historical details about the Bren and links that will help you decide if you would like to try to build your own Semiautomatic Bren!

ALL New PICS!

 Uploaded May 22, 2003

 

Click any of the following for a larger image

 

Demilled Bren MK1 Receiver

 

 

Bren 303 Barrels

 

Open Bolt Firing Assembly

Piston & Carrier Assembly

Barrel locking unit & Charging Handle

Lower Frame & Stock

 Bren 30-rd 303 Magazines

Tripod

 

 

Following is some advise I got about these parts from "Tim" who was nice enough to look at some pics that were not as detailed or clear as the new pics I just uploaded and he provided the following info about my parts kit:

 
Referring to  your questions on the BREN LMG Forums, I looked at your pics and you have the following:

Body group
Mk1m     Late 40 machining processes were deleted to make the gun faster to make  hence you only have one dovetail block not two .

Butt Group
Mk2 butt group in photo

Bipod
Mk1   Correct for Mk1m as well .

Barrels
Short flash cone Barrel:
Last production Mk1 barrel, has the short flash cone but still has stainless front end.  This was brought in about the same time as the Mk1m

Long flash cone Barrel: Early production Mk1 barrel ,has the long flash cone with stainless front end. Very nice and not too many kicking about, at least here in UK.  I don't know about over in the States and Canada.

Barrel locknut
Sorry couldn't see the detail  on it properly.

Bolt and piston
Sorry cant find my parts book at the moment but the piston is not Mk1 But is correct for a Mk1 m onwards

Manufacturer: 

EnfielD

Regards
Tim

Following is a picture of Tim's Great looking Bren Mk 1 that he was nice enough to E-mail me to compare to my own parts.

Click for a larger view!

Thanks Tim!

The Best Place to Start:

Unofficial Bren Light Machinegun page

VISIT HERE for info on a SEMI-AUTO BREN!

The BREN LMG, A very Good Overview!

The BREN LMG Forums

Bren LMG

Other links with Bren LMGs:

http://world.guns.ru/machine/mg10-e.htm

http://www.rt66.com/~korteng/SmallArms/bren.htm

http://www.forgotten-wars.com/Sid/pages/chapter6.html

http://www.geocities.com/regimentwest/NaseNovinyEN2_2.html

http://blindkat.hegewisch.net/lrdg/lrdgweapons.html

http://www.awm.gov.au/korea/weapons/bren/bren.htm

http://pdmall.com/1/BREN/BRENMK2.html

http://www.angelfire.com/ca2/ClubDJs/british_mgs.html

http://www.wwiitech.net/main/britain/weapons/bren/index.html

http://world.guns.ru/machine/mg10-e.htm

http://www.scottsdalegunclub.com/Firearms/BrenLMG.html

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